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food, puppy ec 

I have my old man power active: lately a bowl of oatmeal has become my go-to breakfast at home.

Today I made it look nicer for the picture, and it piqued someone's curiosity...

True Buckaroos rejoice -- Dr. Chuck Tingle now has an official Library of Congress Name Authority record:

Completed thanks to the power of friendship, with big assist from @anna <3

I decided to go all moody and artsy with today's photo. A poetry collection from @makyo Madison Scott-Clary. Check them out here:

I'm sorry but if you use Mastodon posts to train systems for filtering inappropriate content you will lose all eye contact, alcohol, US politics, and Star Wars discussions from your platform...

(This is from the paper "Mastodon Content Warnings: Inappropriate Contents in a Microblogging Platform" published by the University of Milan)

Hello!! I'm opening comms for 100x100 pixel icons for $15

Sharing is much appreciated โค๏ธ Additional details to follow

#commissionsopen #commissions #mastoart #creativetoots #kritaartists

Oh look, I was given the option to send a notice to my phone. I specifically chose not to. But still got it anyway.

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Preemptively tired thinking about opening my email inbox.

i love the internet so much but it can't and shouldn't stay the way it is, i hope in the future what we call the internet today will be unrecognizable

Reasons you should avoid an SUV purchase, even if it's a Tesla.

1. They have front blind spots that make it hard to see short people, including children.

2. Their weight means they're more likely to kill pedestrians and cyclists.

3. They block the view of other vehicles.

4. Their weight means they're harder on roads and infrastructure.

5. Their weight means conventional SUVs use more fuel and contribute to climate change.

6. They're more likely to rolling over in a crash.

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Buying (or attempting to buy and not even buying, in this case) from your site using "checkout as guest" does not mean that I want to be opted-in to your mailing list. I doubt that I want to be on it even if I make an account.

I found a tool for testing your pronouns, it writes a small sentence about you with the pronouns you enter into it, and you can read short parts of stories to see if you like it.

I try to read comments about a video to figure out what's going on

Then remembered that there is less than zero value in reading most comments, especially on social media

From birdsite 

game: you can select to be a lizard, a werewolf, regular human, dwarf, robot

some folks: excellent

game: you can also select your name

some folks: nice

game: and your pronouns

some folks: WHAT????????????!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? WHY'???

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LGBTQIA+ Tech Mastodon

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